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ATP Mexican Open: Three Players Withdraw From Event

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The ATP 500 event at the Mexican Open is likely to produce much enthralling tennis. Alexander Zverev, two-time French Open quarterfinalist Holger Rune, and last year’s Australian Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas are among the seeded players at the tournament. However, three players have elected to withdraw from the ATP Mexican Open. This article names those who have withdrawn and gives their three replacements in the draw.

Three Players Withdraw From ATP Mexican Open

Which Players Have Withdrawn?

2023 Paris Masters runner-up Grigor Dimitrov is the first player to withdraw from the ATP Mexican Open. The Bulgarian has had a great start to the season. He won the title at the Brisbane International, was the runner-up in Marseille and most recently, got to the semifinal in Rotterdam. Dimitrov does not appear to have an injury and is likely just getting some rest before the Indian Wells Open next month.

Laslo Djere is the second player to withdraw from the event. His only tournament since the Australian Open last month was in Buenos Aires, where he lost in the second round. There has been no injury or other issue confirmed for the Serbian.

Mackenzie McDonald is the final player to withdraw from the ATP Mexican Open. The American has not played a match since a first-round loss at the Australian Open to Juncheng Shang over a month ago. It has not been confirmed why this is the case but it seems likely that McDonald has an injury of some kind.

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Who Replaces Those Three Players In The Draw?

Daniel Altmaier replaces Dimitrov at the ATP Mexican Open. The German was most recently in action on the South American clay in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, but he lost in the first round at both events. He will hope a switch to North American hard courts can bring greater success.

Dusan Lajovic benefits from Djere’s decision to withdraw from the event. The Serbian had solid runs to the quarterfinal on clay in Buenos Aires and Rio at his last two tournaments. It will be interesting to observe if he makes the transition to hard courts without any issues.

Finally, Jack Draper enters the ATP Mexican Open after McDonald’s withdrawal. The 22-year-old has not played at any event since the Australian Open, where he reached the second round. Draper is hugely talented and he is capable of providing much entertainment for the fans.

Main Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea – USA TODAY Sports


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